MCC at Do Space named a host site for Nebraska Science Festival

Metropolitan Community College at Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets, will be a host site for the Nebraska Science Festival this April. The Robotics Showcase and MCC’s Mobile Fab Lab workshops will be held Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The third workshop, Women in Technology, will be held Tuesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. Each element of the Nebraska Science Festival is free, open to the public and intended for all ages. 

Each workshop will focus on STEM subjects utilizing interactive stations with 3-D printers, robots, high-tech equipment, laser cutters and more. The workshops are part of the Nebraska Science Festival, a week’s worth of events that take place across the state.

Last year’s Nebraska Science Festival topped more than 17,600 attendees at 48 different sites across the state. The festival also features informative speakers in the field of STEM and  other fun, hands-on experiences like beer making and kite making. 

Stay tuned for further announcements about MCC’s role with Nebraska Science Festival. For more information, visit


The Genesis of Chinese Writing
and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Learn about the evolution of Chinese writing from its origin some three millennia ago to the present. Included are explanations on how the characters are constructed syntactically and how their meanings are developed semantically. The exhibit puts Chinese writing in global context among other ancient writing systems and concludes with an exposé on why the characters matter then and now. This exhibit is sponsored by the Midwest Institute for International-Intercultural Education to promote appreciation and understanding of the arts and culture of China. Dr. SuiWah Chan of the University of Michigan is the author of this exhibition. The graphic arts and electronic copy of the 12 panels in the exhibit were designed and produced by Ming Chan.

Monday, May 1

1-6:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus Commons

Tuesday, May 2

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10 foyer

Asian World Nonkilling Consortium
Dr. Maorong Jiang, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations, director of the Asian World Center, Creighton University

The Asian World Nonkilling Consortium (AWNC) calls for efforts from across the globe to shift the killing paradigm of states to a nonkilling paradigm of people. The initiative is housed under the Asian World Center and engages in research and publication on nonkilling politics and sciences. The term ‘nonkilling’ was introduced by Glenn D. Paige in Nonkilling Global Political Science (2002; 2009). As stated by the author, the concept refers to the absence of killing, threats to kill, and conditions conducive to killing in human society. Nonkilling encompasses the concepts of peace (absence of war and conditions conducive to war), nonviolence (psychological, physical and structural) and ahimsa (noninjury in thought, word and deed).

Wednesday, May 3

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 114

Video & discussion:
Miss Chinatown, USA

Joining the Miss Chinatown Pageant was the last thing on Katie Au’s mind. She never learned to speak Chinese and didn’t fit in with other Chinese-American girls. As Au travels from her native Seattle to the bustling streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown, she embarks upon a journey of self-discovery—changing our notions of what it means to be young, female and Asian in America.

Tuesday, May 9

11-11:50 a.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10, room 110

Memories of Heart Mountain
Sam Mihara

During World War II, the United States government forced Sam Mihara and his family to move from their home in San Francisco to a prison camp for people of Japanese
ancestry. They were transported under guard to the Heart Mountain camp in desolate northern Wyoming, where they were imprisoned for three years. In his moving presentation “Memories of Heart Mountain," Mihara talks about what it felt like to be forcibly removed from his home and what he, his family and friends, and thousands of others experienced at the camp. Today, 75 years have passed and Mihara is one of the few survivors sharing his experience.

Wednesday, May 10

10:30-11:50 a.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10, room 110

6:30-7:45 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Swanson Conference Center, Bldg. 22, room 201A

Thursday, May 11

10:15-11:15 a.m.
South Omaha Campus, Mahoney Bldg., room 503/511

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 305